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So far we haven’t reviewed many diet pill products aimed primarily at men only, so after a tip-off from a concerned visitor we decided it was time to take a look at Testoripped, the “hardcore fat burner.” Aimed squarely at bodybuilders, is it a miracle diet pill?

Lets have a look at Testoripped and the company behind it and see what all the fuss is about. Will it live up to the hype?

TestoRipped Pros

  • Nothing whatsoever

TestoRipped Cons

  • Potentially dangerous
  • Proprietary formula
  • Ships from Utah
  • Linked to a host of rejected diet pills
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TestoRipped Review

TestoRipped Facts

  • Based in Utah, USA
  • No evidence it can work
  • Lacks ingredient profile

Okay, lets start by having a look at the website for Testoripped and see what we can find.

Straight from the off, it looks like the style of site that would be produced in the diet pill scam capital, Utah. We do a quick check on the domain and not surprisingly see its owned by R. Walker Companies LLC, based guess where? Yup, good old Utah. We won’t let this cloud our judgement though, lets carry on looking at the product based on its merits.

The site itself is well designed, using some deep moody blacks and yellows. It sure looks good, but can it deliver on its promises?

TestoRipped Warnings:

  • Potentially dangerous formula
  • Comes from Utah
  • Confusing evidence presented
  • Ridiculous claims

What Does TestoRipped Claim To Do?

Okay, here we go with some pretty way out claims:

If you want incredibly fast strength, massive power gains, lean muscle gains, a pre-workout energy amplifier, and the ULTIMATE muscle-defining diet pill for men, the YOU WANT TestoRIPPED! There is NO other men’s diet pill available that delivers STENGTH, POWER, LEAN MUSCLE, ENERGY GAINS, and FAT LOSS

Wow! Pretty impressive eh?

Unfortunately it’s all complete rubbish, purely subjective and as far from the truth as you can possibly get…but it sure reads well!

To claim something is the “ultimate muscle-defining diet pill” is one of the most outrageous claims we have seen. The “ultimate” based on what factors? To then go on and say, “There is NO other men’s diet pill available” is also pretty laughable. How do they know?

Never mind, lets move on from the crazy claims and see what else we can find.

So What Is TestoRipped and What Are The Ingredients For TestoRipped?

So we know so far it’s the greatest thing ever invented but what is the science behind these claims?

Well the makers of Testoripped are using the good old “proof by association” technique. Here they add a load of ingredients to a diet pill, and then quote clinical research into each of these ingredients that show they are effective for weight loss, muscle building, or whatever else they are trying to claim.

Unfortunately they don’t actually tell you how much of each ingredient is contained in the diet pills, so that you can make an informed decision. They do this by using a “proprietary formula”; in this case they actually call it a “Strength Enhancing/ Muscle Building Matrix.”

This technique is usually used to hide the exact amount of ingredients, so that investigation sites like this one can’t pick holes in their claims. It also means they can add the smallest amount of the expensive ingredients and fill it with the cheaper filler ingredients.

One thing we did find encouraging though was the neat disclaimer in the text:

Although we believe there is science supporting the beneficial nutritional effects of the individual ingredients of Testoripped, you should know that no randomized, double-blind placebo controlled clinical trials have been conducted on the efficacy of the particular combinations and dosages of those ingredients as found in Testoripped

So it’s okay that they make these crazy claims as long as they add a disclaimer to say it might not actually work!

Lets have a closer look at these ingredients (that might or might not work) shall we:

The first two have to show their exact quantity, as they are vitamins and minerals with advised daily amounts, these are Chromium and Vitamin B12.

  • Chromium: This has been discredited by the government, as being effective for weight loss. A study was done of all the existing studies by the National Institute of Health, which concluded:

Chromium supplements are sometimes claimed to reduce body fat and increase lean (muscle) mass. Yet a recent review of 24 studies that examined the effects of 200 to 1,000 mcg/day of chromium (in the form of chromium picolinate) on body mass or composition found no significant benefits

And

In several studies, chromium’s effects on body weight and composition may be called into question

  • Vitamin B12 They are showing a massive quantity of 1250mcg of vitamin B12 per capsule, at the advised serving size per day of 4 capsules per day this would give you an intake of 5000mcg.

THIS WOULD GIVE YOU A MASSIVE SERVING OF 83,332% OF THE RECOMMENDED AMOUNT PER DAY.

That’s 833 times more than the Government recommends!!

So what’s wrong with that?

Well here’s the scary part. The National Institute of Health have published findings from studies done by the Umea Clinical Hospital in Sweden that show an increase in Vitamin B12 consumption can lead to a 3 times increased chance of Prostate Cancer:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15499634?dopt=Abstract

Our results suggest that factors contributing to folate status are not protective against prostate cancer. On the contrary, vitamin B12, associated with an up to 3-fold increase in risk, and possibly also folate, may even stimulate prostate cancer development.

Would you be happy taking 833 times the recommended amount of B12?

There is no suggestion that Testoripped could cause Cancer in those taking it, but any sensible person would think twice about taking 833 times the recommended amount of B12, for a period of 6 months wouldn’t they? This would be what you were doing if you bought the full package of Testoripped.

  • Beta Alanine: Claims to give increased energy and better endurance, primarily during hard workouts. They claim it works together with the other ingredients in Testoripped to maintain optimum muscle power output, as well as promoting healthy body weight. But this claim has never been tested.
  • Caffeine Anhydrous: A common ingredient in many diet pills, this seems to be the one ingredient they are basing a lot of their claims on. Things like pushing the weights harder, decreasing pain perception, promoting calorie burning and improving mental clarity and acuteness are all referenced back to studies. However, with no indication of how much caffeine is included it is impossible to say if this is true or not.
  • Tribulis Terrestris (80% Saponins): Another ingredient used in male focused products, Tribulis Terrestris is said to treat a multitude of conditions like low energy, depression, infertility and impotence. They are claiming the amounts in Testoripped will boost vigour and strength and athletes will find that it enhances overall athletic performance. They refer to a study showing this but it advises a daily does of more than 1 gramme of dried root. Testoripped contains a fifth of that!
  • Creating Ethyl Ester: Well known in body building circles, creatine has loads of clinical research showing its effectiveness in giving the muscles a boost of energy. Once again they refer to another product altogether, which has nothing to do with creatine ethyl ester!
  • Raspberry (98% Ketones): Read our review HERE where we go into detail about the effectiveness of raspberry ketones for weight loss. It is highly unlikely that Testoripped contains enough raspberry ketones to be effective.
  • Horny Goat Weed (40% icariin): Said to produce an aphrodisiac effect, there are numerous claims behind this ingredient. The main claims are to treat impotence and improve sexual function. In this case, they are claiming it increases Nitric Oxide to maximize blood flow for improved workouts, but once again, the reference site they use has nothing to do with this.
  • Eurycoma Longifolia 100:1: Said to increase testosterone levels as well as modulating cortisol levels.
  • Evodia (98% Evodiamine): Evodia claims to raise the body temperature, this is meant to allow for higher energy expenditure and muscular output. The main study referenced is one done on mice to show it may help raise body temperature and so burn fat.
  • Guggul EZ-100 (95% E&G Guggulsterones): This is a cholesterol reducing agent that claims to help optimize thyroid levels. This is meant to support fat loss and body weight.
  • 20-Beta-Hydroxyecdysterone: Another well known ingredient in body building circles. It is said to act similar to anabolic steroids!

So What Does All This Mean?

The makers of Testoripped have admitted they have not done any studies on the product itself and how it interacts with the human body. Going on the evidence presented by the clinical hospital in Sweden then we feel it would take a brave person to actually consume Testoripped.

Even the slightest doubts about potentially dangerous levels of an ingredient should be taken extremely seriously. It’s your health you are playing with here after all.

Does TestoRipped Have Any Side Effects?

No studies have been done either into the effectiveness of Testoripped or indeed if there are any side effects from ingesting the mix that they have come up with. There could possibly be long-term damage to the body, as shown above.

Testoripped contains caffeine and other stimulants so anyone who is susceptible to the side effects of caffeine should be careful.

Caution: The website actually provides a long list of people who should avoid it, including those with high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes or anyone with cardiovascular disease.

Any TestoRipped Reviews From Customers?

There’s one dubious looking review on the site itself by someone claiming to have used Testoripped and seen results. We found no other positive reviews anywhere on the internet.

So Does TestoRipped Work?

Testoripped potentially contains some strong ingredients, but with no indication of how much of each ingredient then it is not possible to make an informed decision into whether or not it works. As they are using a “proprietary blend” then this stops us investigating any further. It would not be advisable to consume something if you have no idea what is in it.

For the quantities of ingredients they have to show by law, then one of them (Chromium) has been shown not to work for weight loss, and the other (Vitamin B12) has been shown to potentially increase the risk of Prostate Cancer when taken at high doses.

Where Can I Buy TestoRipped?

Testoripped is available online from the official site as well as a number of affiliates. Sadly it is registered in Utah and has links to the Garrett Devore and Gadd Formulas Empire.

What About a Guarantee?

There is a 90-day guarantee shown, but there are numerous stories of people buying from companies based in Utah, struggling to actually get a refund.

Watchdog Verdict

DO NOT BUY TESTORIPPED!

You would have no idea of exactly what you were ingesting with Testoripped. Couple this with the fact it comes from Utah, and the two named ingredients have warnings about them, then we have no hesitation in rejecting Testoripped.

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  1. dan says:

    I purchased this testoripped last year and I lost 3 pant sizes. Energy was great but just needed for a quick picker up. I guess everyone’s body is diffrent. Had to stop taking because I have to get blood pressure under control. I’ve always had high blood pressure but will take again once bp is lowered.

  2. matt says:

    i also have purchased this product more than once. love it! have always seen results and gained more muscle mass and motivation than ever before. i strongly disagree with many points made above as i found several pro testoripped stories on multiple websites. testoripped did have some noticeable side effects for me including: light headed, dry throat/mouth, increase sex drive, decrease in appetite, and harder to sleep. my blood pressure did not rise long term. and although i was not looking for this effect or care about it, i did notice an increase in “limp” penis size. (sorry for not technical vocabulary). it was almost my understanding that cinnamon extract, caffeine, and b12 were the “major” ingredients to testoripped but cinnamon is never mentioned in the review above. also, ingredient amounts are listed on the bottle… very poor “anti-marketing” article written above. i do not know about chronic effects of testoripped, but i have experienced many positive acute effects along with the side effects listed earlier. -MT

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